Office of Accountability

Supplemental Educational Services
Service Summary Information

Florosa, Inc. dba Florosa Learning Center, Inc.

1.

Name of organization:

Florosa, Inc. dba Florosa Learning Center, Inc.

Primary location:

85 Alabama Avenue
Hempstead, NY 11550

Contact information:
(phone / email / website):

516-223-6361
gjackson@florosa.com

www.florosa.com

LEAs where service will be provided:

Freeport UFSD, Hempstead UFSD; Roosevelt UFSD

2.

Years provider has delivered service:

4

3.

Evidence that services have been effective:

The Florosa Learning Center, Inc. academic program has demonstrated noteworthy success rates as measured by NCLB benchmarks.  All enrolled students met the NCLB reading and math proficiency goals as measured by NYSED Regents assessments and local tests.  In surveying parents of students serviced, they have overwhelmingly felt that their children's academic progress is attributable to the help provided by our teachers. 

4.

Title of the instructional program, curriculum series to be used (if appropriate):

Leading edge curricula are utilized for instruction, including Saxon Reading/ English Language Arts and Saxon Math.

5.

Grade level(s) the provider will serve:

Grades 3-12

6.

Content area(s) provider will serve:

English Language Arts and Mathematics

7.

Number of sessions provided per week, if applicable:

2-4

8.

Average length of each service session (minutes/hours):

60 minutes - gr. 3-6

90 minutes- gr. 7-12

9.

Duration of the available service period (e.g. September 1 – June 30; September 1 – August 31; weekends only; summer school only; specific number of weeks or hours, other, etc;):

Classes provided September 1 through August 31 after school, on weekends, and during intercession, including summer.  Three semesters will allow students to begin instruction in Sept., January, or May to join an instructional group.

10.

Type of instruction:

All programs are individualized and delivered in a small group setting with a teacher to student ratio of 1:2.  Occasionally, based upon ongoing assessments, instructional groups may be modified, but will never exceed a teacher to student ratio of 1:5. Materials used include textbooks, computer software, online resources, and manipulatives.

10a

Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with disabilities:

Florosa Learning Center, Inc. will be open to all eligible students, providing accommodations and supports to students with disabilities.  All instruction provided will be aligned with the child's individualized education plan (IEP) or Section 504 plan. Florosa Learning Center, Inc. is easily accessible to individuals with disabilities and the Director is a certified Special Education teacher available to consult with other tutors. 

10b

Description of methods and strategies for serving eligible students with limited English proficiency:

Florosa Learning Center, Inc. will be open to all eligible students, providing ESL and bilingual support as needed.  An expert on the teaching of English to Speakers of Other Languages (TESOL) is available to consult with certified teachers on effective methods and strategies to best serve the needs of English Language Learners. All correspondence to parents will be provided in English and Spanish.

11.

Qualifications of the service provider(s)/instructor(s):

Our teachers have NYSED certification in the subject areas they are teaching. All university tutors are teacher candidates and are directly supervised by certified teachers.

12.

Reports to parents, teachers, and LEA (Content, frequency, method of delivery):

Monthly reports of the student's lessons, progress, and attendance will be mailed to parents in English and Spanish.  Copies of the reports will be mailed to the teachers and the LEAs.

13.

Will transportation to the service location be provided at no charge if requested? (Note: LEAs are not required to provide or pay for transportation)

Transportation will not be provided, however, Florosa Learning Center, Inc. is centrally located near Freeport, Hempstead, and Roosevelt.

14.

Additional relevant information:

Florosa Learning Center, Inc. has successfully partnered with the community to help students for over 4 years. 

Last Updated: April 26, 2012